A pleasant thing to do on vacation is to stroll around $500 per night resorts for free. Why pay to sleep there when they will let you walk around during your waking hours like a real guest at minimal charge?
Anyway, last night, my wife and I were visiting one of America’s most historic grand summer resorts for an evening. She emerged from the ladies’ room to report a newly installed urinal.
You have to admit, this is very strange.
Is it simple Dalrymplean humiliation, a boot stamping on a human face – forever? George Orwell wrote:
Hitler can say that the Jews started the war, and if he survives that will become official history. He can’t say that two and two are five, because for the purposes of, say, ballistics they have to make four. But if the sort of world that I am afraid of arrives, a world of two or three great superstates which are unable to conquer one another, two and two could become five if the fuhrer wished it.
Or is this some kind of religious mania? Reproduction and sex are important religious themes. It used to be socially advisable to believe in a virgin birth, but now it’s necessary to attest that you believe that if Bruce Jenner hoists his evening gown up to use the urinal at an expensive resort, he’s a woman.
Or is it both?